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Vietnam seizes 179kg of narcotics transported from Germany by air

Vietnam seizes 179kg of narcotics transported from Germany by air

Monday, July 01, 2024, 16:27 GMT+7
Vietnam seizes 179kg of narcotics transported from Germany by air
Police officers and customs officials check illicit drugs hidden in food cans transported to Vietnam from Germany. Photo: Supplied

Customs authorities and police in Hanoi busted a massive drug trafficking ring, confiscating 179 kilograms of synthetic drugs, commonly known as ecstasy, transported from Germany to Vietnam by air a month ago.

This is the largest-ever narcotic seizure of its kind by air, the Customs Department of Hanoi said on Monday.

After receiving a report of an air shipment of a huge amount of illicit drugs into Hanoi, the city’s police officers and customs authorities started their probe and preparation to break up the ring on May 30.

On June 4, officers detained four drug traffickers and seized 179 kilograms of narcotics at Noi Bai International Airport.

The leader of the Anti-Drug Prevention and Control Team under the Customs Department of Hanoi said that the city has been deploying numerous measures to fight drug smuggling.

Relevant agencies are enhancing their collaboration to uncover and break up drug trafficking rings by air.

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Tieu Bac - Danh Trong / Tuoi Tre News

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